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    still think this was a bad move, whenever the Democrats do this I am always reminded of the fable about the scorpion and the frog.
    -Louie

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    Why do you think it was a bad move?

    What do you think should have been done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    Why do you think it was a bad move? it won't change anything Moore won't drop out

    What do you think should have been done?
    stayed there to remind them of there hypocrisy
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    That would require a level of self-awareness that I don't think most of them operate at.

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    Sexual Asshatery in the News

    My friend thinks that the Democrats are only pressuring Franken to resign so they can go after trump. Like she thinks trump isnt guilty just because people have accused him.

    I personally believe the investigation into franken should be finished before hes forced to resign. But I also think he should go.

    Trump is in a league of his own. I mention the pussy grabber tape to her and shes like thats the lifestyle hes used to. Im like yeah but its assault. Like how can you be so oblivious to what hes saying?

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    Franks Will Retire from Congress
    December 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm ESTBy Taegan Goddard0 Comments

    Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is expected to resign from Congress, Roll Call reports.
    “It is unclear exactly why Franks is stepping down, but one Arizona Republican said there had been rumors of inappropriate behavior. The Republican said the congressman had apparently been making plans to run for Senate in 2012, but abruptly canceled those plans.”
    I don't know what the 2012 thing is about but I'm seeing this in a lot of places.

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    franks is a horrible x-stain pro lifer glad to see him leave must have something really bad in that closet
    -louie

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    Bryan Singer is now being hit with a rape lawsuit: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/bry...dy-1201905189/

    I guess this is why he really got fired from the Queen movie. Good.

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    Franken did the right thing resigning: morally, and strategically. Someone's got to have standards around here, and hopefully some Alabama voters will take notice of that.
    Roy Moore will likely still get elected, but...fuck those devils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie_Cypher View Post
    stayed there to remind them of there hypocrisy
    -Louie
    But this makes no sense.

    Keeping Franken would only serve to make Dems look like hypocrites and make Republicans feel smugly justified for defending Moore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    I don't know what the 2012 thing is about but I'm seeing this in a lot of places.
    So apparently the story with this is....

    Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who asked staffers if they would bear his child as a surrogate, says he will resign (https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.ed924952fbb3)

    wtf

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    I'm now reading this four-page piece about Bryan Singer's sexual assault history: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/bry...ne-1201903868/

    How he got away with all of this for so many years is sickening and why he is known for being difficult is just disturbing. I hope he never works in Hollywood ever again. In fact, I hope he never makes films ever.

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    a FB friend of mine, a writer, is chronicling 100 episodes of abuse/assault/harassment that she has suffered throughout her life: https://www.facebook.com/chavisawoods
    it's compelling and depressing and enlightening reading

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    Mario Batali's turn.

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    If there are people stupid enough to believe that's real (the video, not the story / technology), then we're fucked for more reasons than you think.

    Wait, hang on, I'm getting a call.

    What? There are? HOW many?

    Fuck.

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/s...arassment.html
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ive-ex-players

    Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans are all suspended.

    Deadspin has the complaints: https://deadspin.com/nfl-network-sus...ath-1821206708

    Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis, Warran Sapp, and a former exec are also listed.
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    I'm really sad to say "I called it" on this one, but...called it.

    PBS Host Tavis Smiley Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggroculture View Post
    As if the production of Ishtar wasn't more fucked up. Bad Dustin Hoffman. BAD!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    I'm really sad to say "I called it" on this one, but...called it.

    PBS Host Tavis Smiley Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Investigation
    well fuck me. How many more PBS/NPR personalities are going to be named?

    Remind me: what caused you to already know about Smiley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    well fuck me. How many more PBS/NPR personalities are going to be named?

    Remind me: what caused you to already know about Smiley?
    The day Charlie Rose got caught up, I started thinking it. Then when GK got fired, my mom said "who's next?". First name I thought of was Smiley. It was nothing more than a pessimistic hunch.

    Next thing you know, it's gonna be someone like Carl Kasell or Peter Sagal. Again, no reason to actually suspect either of them. Just that feeling of "great, who else will pop up from the list of people I didn't think were like this".
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    At least Carl's retired! I'd say the one that would get me would be Ira Glass.

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    Joe Biden on Anita Hill: 'I owe her an apology'

    The Washington Post on MSN.com 1d

    Biden said he regretted the way Hill was treated during her 1991 sexual-harassment testimony: 'I wish I had been able to do more for Anita Hill.'
    I wasn't old enough to have an interest in these hearings (I just remember seeing pubic hair getting talked about all over the place) so I don't know what it was like. But I do recall it getting some traction in the thread a couple days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalChaos View Post
    lmao at progressives lighting themselves on fire over Matt Damon. The guy said there is a spectrum between unwanted sexual advances and rape. But that's apparently "part of the problem" .... fucking perpetually offended idiocy of that side of the culture wars.
    The problem is how he worded it though. He basically said "grabbing someone's ass is no big deal" and proceeded to go on saying things that line up with the view of "we don't believe women". There's validity to saying that legally there is very much a difference between hitting on someone at a bar who isn't interested, and date raping them behind a dumpster in the alley. There's validity to needing to get the facts from all sides before a legal verdict is rendered. But the examples he gave and the way he worded several things didn't really project those views clearly - and as a rich white guy with power, he's prone to more criticism for views that don't demonstrate an extremely clear understanding of right vs wrong because he's part of one of the most problematic demographics.
    Last edited by theimage13; 12-16-2017 at 07:25 PM. Reason: wrote "right" insted of "rich" becaue my brain doesn't work

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    Recently I’ve come to a new kind of general ethical principal of behaviour.... Hierarchal sexual behaviour (verbal, written, and physical) should be illegal.

    Authority figures (police, politicians, judges, doctors) should not engage in any sexual behaviour with the populace lower on the totem pole....EVEN IF IT’S CONSENSUAL...

    What is allowed though is actors using their popularity to get laid.

    It’s like a woman “dressing to impress” to boost her desirability (power) to attract a man.

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    Although details are still a bit “gray” (harassment and apparently a racial slur), Jerry Richardson is selling the Carolina Panthers...

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2...lling-nfl-team

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    And Gene Simmons is filing suit over claim that he sexually assaulted a radio DJ. And I'm sure he'll find a way to make money out of that trial. That low-class cum-bucket will do anything for a $1. I bet he would even kill his own mother for a $1. I'd bet if I took a shit on a cereal bowl and pay him a buck to eat it. He'd do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashpiles View Post
    Recently I’ve come to a new kind of general ethical principal of behaviour.... Hierarchal sexual behaviour (verbal, written, and physical) should be illegal.
    No.

    Stop.

    First we had "couples can't be biracial".

    Then we had "couples can't be the same sex".

    What would possibly make you think it's a good idea to literally make it illegal for certain adults to have a consensual relationship?

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    Apparently, Alice Glass wasn't the only person Ethan Kath had sexually assaulted when she was a minor: https://pitchfork.com/news/crystal-c...or-sex-crimes/

    What a fucking scumbag.

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